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Ms. Avalos from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Stories for Young Minds

Help me give my students 13 books that reflect diverse people as well as diverse stories.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a lively bunch that even through the difficulty of the pandemic they are excited for school and look forward to joining our virtual class. A reality in my students' lives are limited resources and limited experiences. While this is a reality, I aim to create a worldly view for my students and provide them books of different cultures and peoples. In providing them these books with diverse stories it would allow them to discover the diversity of people and diverse views that they wouldn't otherwise be exposed to. Exposing them at such a young age to the uniqueness of people and cultures would undoubtedly open a curiosity that I hope stays with them as they grow older.

My Project

These books will not only reflect characters that look like my students, but will also reflect stories that they can relate to as well. For those that they may not relate to the stories, it will expose them to realities that their fellow classmates live with. These books also include stories of diversity that may not be in the classroom but out in the world. Thus exposing them to other cultures at a young age, and helping them develop a worldly view that they might otherwise not gain until later in their lives.

Ms. Avalos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
A Peacock Among Pigeons • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Stolen Words • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey with Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Just Like Me • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Bee-Bim Bop! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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